Photo by Cliff White

Photo by Cliff White

Ozark Public Radio:  Sense of Community Series 
by Mike Smith interviewed folks from the Ozark Heritage Festival.  In this audio piece, fiddler Michael Fraser and festival organizer Kathleen Morrissey has some thoughtful insights on old time music in the Ozarks and this treasure of a festival!

Listen to the KSMU interview now by clicking here.

The Shortleaf Blog

New Recording: Only One of You 

Michael is pictured here getting ready to record Only One of You at Studio 2100 in Springfield, Mo.  Owner Jeff Smith was the recording engineer and the amazing David Wilson produced this project and played on the recording as well. Click on over to our Music page to hear the end results of this session! The tune is available for download and proceeds go to the Paisley Collins Memorial Foundation. 

Albuquerque Folk Festival: Snor T. Horse 

The Albuquerque Folk Festival proved to be a fantastic adventure for Snor T. Horse in 2018.  A very special thanks to all the great people who got us there (our beloved Erica Lipman).  The crowd was great, the volunteers were fantastic, the weather was WINDY but so lovely.  Friday night before the festival, we had the honor of performing for the dedication of the Gary Libman Memorial Amphitheater.  It was an emotional and wonderful evening surrounded by our musical family. We especially want to thank Peter and Trylla Esherick for hosting us in their beautiful home. 

Pictured here are a few of our favorite photos from that weekend. All photos are courtesy of Peter Esherick.

                                       Snor T. Horse at the Gary Libman Memorial Amphitheater dedication              


                                    Snor T. Horse is: Cathy Barton, Dave Para, Mike Fraser and Tenley Hansen


                                     Snor T. Horse Albuquerque Folk Festival 2018                   



Lil Black River Cafe 

We had a lovely time at the Lil Black River Cafe in Grandin, Mo.  This was our fourth time to play there.  The food is great.  They specialize in seafood, being transplants from sunny Florida.  Here is their latest post in FB regarding Shortleaf Band.

"Wow. What a fantastic evening we all had. Thank you Shortleaf Band for your sweet music last evening during dinner. It was enjoyed by all. See you soon"